Kids with mental illness pushed out of college


Forced medical leave. That’s how many colleges are dealing with the public health issue known as suicide.

Currently, suicide is the number two leading cause of death at colleges across the US. I was not aware that forcing and then preventing a student to return to college was the “solution” many colleges have adopted. That’s not a suicide prevention strategy, it’s a suicide avoidance strategy.

Until I was on a river cruise having a conversation with a mother whose son experienced this treatment, I was unaware of it. The number one issue for some colleges is to preserve their precious reputation. … Read more...